In a time of market uncertainty, the demand for alternative investment management has seen significant growth. Medalist Partners, an alternative investment management firm, is at the forefront of this trend with the recent announcement of industry veteran Mark Crawley joining their team as a Private Credit Sector Manager. This move positions the firm to capitalize on future market opportunities and strengthen their private investment capabilities.
With a background in specialty finance and opportunistic credit investing, Mr. Crawley brings nearly 30 years of investment experience and extensive industry contacts to Medalist. This, coupled with the firm’s existing capabilities in asset-based private credit, structured credit, and CLOs, sets them up for continued success amidst the current market volatility and tightening of credit.
Asset-Based Private Credit Strategies in Demand
Medalist’s platform has continued to expand in recent years, including the launch of their third asset-based private credit strategy in 2022. The demand for asset-based private credit is on the rise as traditional lending institutions tighten credit availability. As a result, companies are looking towards alternative financing options to sustain their businesses, which is where Medalist’s asset-based private credit strategies come into play.
Asset-based private credit is a form of lending that is collateralized by the borrower’s assets, such as inventory, equipment, or real estate. This type of lending provides the lender with a secured interest in the borrower’s assets, reducing the risk of default and increasing the likelihood of repayment. This type of financing is particularly appealing to businesses that may have a weaker credit profile or may not meet the lending criteria of traditional banks.
Specialty Finance and ABS Investing
Mr. Crawley’s extensive experience in specialty finance and ABS investing is a significant addition to Medalist’s existing capabilities. His primary areas of focus include private structured capital solutions and ABS investing across sectors such as aviation, equipment leasing, transportation, small business lending, consumer, and other esoteric asset classes.
ABS investing is the process of investing in asset-backed securities, which are securities that are backed by a pool of underlying assets, such as loans or leases. These securities are structured to provide investors with a specific level of cash flow, based on the underlying assets’ performance.
The Future of Alternative Investment Management
Medalist’s expansion and the addition of industry veteran Mark Crawley to their team illustrate the future direction of alternative investment management. With traditional banks tightening credit availability, businesses are turning towards alternative financing options to meet their capital needs. The demand for asset-based private credit and structured credit is expected to continue to grow as companies look for ways to sustain their businesses.
The role of alternative investment management firms, such as Medalist Partners, is to provide investors with access to these alternative financing options while providing a level of risk management and security. The addition of experienced professionals, such as Mr. Crawley, ensures that these firms can continue to meet the changing needs of their clients and remain at the forefront of the industry.
The demand for alternative financing options is on the rise amidst the current market volatility and tightening of credit. Medalist Partners’ expansion and the addition of industry veteran Mark Crawley to their team positions them to capitalize on future market opportunities and strengthen their private investment capabilities. With a focus on asset-based private credit, structured credit, and CLOs, Medalist is well-positioned to meet the changing needs of their clients and provide access to alternative financing options.
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